Sharing how to create a patriotic tiered tray by shopping your house
Summer is the trifecta for patriotic holidays. We have three spaced through the months of May through the beginning of September.
I talked about the influence of my girlfriend (and neighbor) Du on Americana decor in the summer.
So when I bought my first wood-tiered tray I knew I wanted to use it on my kitchen table to celebrate the holidays and seasons.
When my tray arrived the first thing I did was search for those cute little woodblocks.
Can you say sticker shock? I had no clue these little bundles added up so quickly!
Sidenote: Don’t these wood blocks look like frosted sugar cookies?
And, I did find these blocks over here for a little less than Etsy.
But still, I could not spend $60 to fill my new tiered tray for one holiday. I have one and have boys in college.
And that, my friends, is why I want to share simple budget-friendly red, white and blue-inspired items for your tiered tray.
My goal was to decorate the tray without a run to a dollar store.
HOW TO CREATE A PATRIOTIC TIERED TRAY
SHOP YOUR HOUSE
Bows are the best way to fill a tiered tray.
Because they are easy to buy or make and they know how to fill a space.
This year my patriotic tray started with my first wired bow. One of my goals this year was to figure out how to make a wired bow.
I watched a Youtube video about 87 times until I made this red and white striped bow.
So it was front and center and on top of this tiered tray. If you zoom in you can see I only had green pipe cleaners so I will save this bow for Christmas.
The trick to adding greenery to a tray is it has to be small enough so it does not straddle the sides of the tray like a pommel horse mishap.
I found these cute little potted herbs (fake) from this Knoxville decor store (my sister and BIL live in Knoxville).
I shared these cute pots on my spring kitchen tour.
I shopped my kitchen and used an oversized mug from the Christmas clearance at Kroger.
I grabbed a petite, ceramic red and white bowl and tucked them into the tray too.
I’ll fill these with snacks once we get closer to the holiday.
RIBBONBows aren’t your thing? Grab some blue gingham ribbon and let it wander around the tray.
I was on a cloth napkin kick last summer. Gingham napkins are a fun way to add a little interest to a tray.
MASON OR CANDLE JARS
Or paint the inside of a mason jar and call it a day.
Dig out the red and blue Legos or Matchbox cars for a fun look to a tiered tray.
If you are a follower of Everyday Edits you know I love to repurpose these boxes. I added a scrap to my tray for a little gingham.
The key is to use what you have around your house. I suggest going back and relayering these ideas to add more color or fullness to your tray.
Get the kids or grandkids involved to shop your house for red, white or blue tiny accessories.
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